What a delightful weekend we are having. The first warmth of the new year is upon us. The January thaw. The labyrinth is emerging.
We had our first of the year Chipping Sparrow in our garden. Does this mean winter is over? No but when the Song Sparrow gives a few chords of it's song you know it won't be as long as it has been.
While I have been waiting for some warmer weather I came upon this book. Lady Mayo's Garden The Diary of a Lost 19th Century Irish Garden.
I think anyone that gardens would enjoy this book. It has everything that you would connect with gardens referenced in it. Botanical art, Victorian gardens, History, Early photography, Ireland, and as many of us are thinking garden budgets. Her budget certainly wasn't like any I have ever even imagined but it sure is something to read about.
I was drawn to it by the botanical art. The bit I read said that it had some of Lady Mayo's and her father's sketches included. I wasn't disappointed except for the fact I would like to see more of them. It has so much more in it and I found it fascinating. You might also.
I haven't been paid to say anything about this book. I can't even remember how I came upon the title.
Have you read anything good pertaining to gardens lately? Do tell.
I hope your area is getting some of this warmer weather too. But don't get too comfortable, it is only January.